Christopher Schwarz's Workbench Design Book explains a lot of different styles pretty thoroughly. As for free online resources, I'm not sure, it seems all over the place.
Beautiful jop OP. You may want to add this next to your t-track: Fastcap Self-Adhesive 16' Measuring Tape Reversible Left or Right Read https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H2AFR3Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_e63N8eK15aRCy to make your stop block more usable.
No wiggle solid as all hell. 2x4basics 90164 Custom Work Bench and Shelving Storage System, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0030T1BRE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_77199B184RZCBQXDTAND?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
2x4 workbench kit from Amazon.
Pegboard from Amazon as well.
A little of everything, guns and electronics included. Just bought a house that doesn't have a garage so I've set up "shop" in an extra bedroom. I'll be using the same room for an N-scale train platform as well.
I just use one of the self contained LED shop lights from Costco, they are cheap, high quality and super bright.
Very nice work. For coming up with it yourself, you came remarkably close to a Rubou style bench, which are all the rage nowadays.
This is a great book, you might be interested in:
It really isn't as big of a deal as everyone else is making it out to be in my opinion.
One of these: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hubbell-Raco-849-1024-5611-Hubbel-Raco-0861-Single-Gang-Blank-Wallplate-With-Knock-Out/23146967 with a romex clamp connector on the front would be more skookum then what you've got without having to change anything though.
Lovely bench by the way!
I used these. 1,800 pound limit. It rolls great. D&L 4 Inch Plate Swivel Casters Wheels 1800lbs Heavy Duty Casters with Brake Polyurethane Dual Locking Casters Set of 4 Red DL-I4-001 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y27FHBS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_AVTWXGA1XMG26M55W2DH?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
>Bench built but nowhere to store my junk
This is the way.
Highly recommend these to lock the pegboard holders in place.
SPACEKEEPER Workbench Casters kit... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QRH8VS2?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Comments said toss the screws that came with it, so I enlarged the holes slightly and fastened with 1/4” lag bolts. Install was a bit involved with my modifications because they had to come apart to clearance the bolt heads.
They need a bar connecting the lift levers on each side so it’s easier to lift the bench. Once the casters are down, it moves like a dream.
Just made that first holdfast “shoe” yesterday with thread from my wife. Going to order some more appropriate stitching before making another.
This is what I used. Take time w the prep, and even more time with the process - to get an even finish at least. After blued, I soaked it in CR 3-36 for 24hrs, and wiped away the excess.
I’d read Chris Schwarz’s workbench design book:
He talks in good detail about different styles of bench and - more importantly - talks more generally about what a bench must, should and shouldn’t do. Helped me a great deal when I was paralysed by choice!
And speaking of which, don’t over-think it. Any (within reason!) bench is better than no bench.
I have a few running around. One Pi 3B+ a dedicated Pihole box, one runs my 3d printer via Octoprint, and a third is my shop computer (wireless keyboard, wireless networking, connected to an old 1080p monitor).
The other two are original-gen models, and just serve as general project boxes. E.g. a while back I was having internet issues, so I threw Nagios on one and had it ping a few devices every minute so I could get nice thorough graphs to present to SuddenLink, since they're either too incompetent to run a decent monitoring system or just out-and-out lie about issues. I also played with Mycroft for a bit, but I don't really have the right hardware to properly use it. Maybe some later date I'll grab some Respeaker hardware and try with that.
AliExpress has some that are similar to the higher end ones that sell for $30-40 for a few bucks. Shipping will take about a month though
FWIW, here's a table I made almost 20 years ago, except for the legs its all left over oak flooring.
You can see how it failed--the table top boards curled enough to pull free from the runners, then cracked when I picked the table up by the edge. I didn't think to make it strong against upward force. Also, learned from that that gluing the groove edge of T&G to the ribbed underside makes for a a poor joint--should have ripped/grooved down to solid wood.
Good luck. I think it'll make a great workbench surface, as long as the oak figuring doesn't bother you.
I have a router I actually chamfered the edge of the top by the table saw to make sure no material catches. That’s a good idea, gonna def look into it
Got them on Amazon
2x4basics 90164 Custom Work Bench and Shelving Storage System, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0030T1BRE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_77199B184RZCBQXDTAND?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Workbench casters is what I searched.
Yup that’s it! I picked up the shop stool from Amazon.
WORKPRO Heavy Duty Adjustable Hydraulic Shop Stool, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019O6TM0E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_Lx.bGbWTHEEQV?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
They make a line of hard plastic brackets that allow you to build things super quick and easy. Great for beginners, since you can get something like their workbench kit and literally all you have to do is choose how long to cut some 2x4s and a sheet of ply
They also have kits for regular benches, shelves, and even a shed kit that similarly foolproof
I couldn't agree more. I have these on mine and I love them. They're currently on sale, too.
I have these and they are great Casters
They move up off the ground so the table sets in place and then kick down when you want to move it.
Avoid casters like that are on a grocery cart. Even if they lock, the table will still move since there is so little friction.
I also built Steve's workbench several years ago now as my very first workbench too. I went back and forth on several different designs, but settled on this one. I haven't regretted it.
If I make a suggestion, get a set of folding workbench casters. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HYR6DBY?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share. They make moving it around a breeze and when fold up the bench is solid as a rock.
These are the casters I used (NOTE: the 5" is the actual wheel diameter, not the total height so take the overall height into account when planning the height of your bench.): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VKSFYZG
Thanks man! And for the lights used a cheap LED strip off amazon.
Haha I didn't no the wheels could develop a flat spot! I'm just getting into RC cars also. So I should store it on something softer?
Some random photo light I ran across on amazon. The goose neck that came with the light was too short, so I attached it to my old lamp's arm.
Both from Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XXSB28X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_9t5xhNbruLkVv
The pockets to hold small fasteners are great. And being able to solder directly on them is very helpful.
The little angled desk organizers are on amazon here, but I think you can get them at a similar price in all white now. Wish they were available when I found them, lets more light through so its easier to see whats in them.
Those, like so much of this setup, have lots of zipties keeping them stable and in their place. I drilled holes in their back corners to tie them down to the wire shelf. All the hooks and mounts on the pegboard have at least two zipties behind them each as well. I’d bet there are over 100 in the whole setup, I don’t abide wiggling.
Sure. I got the Wolfcraft multi-angle one from Amazon. Had decent reviews so I just took the leap. I tried to do research as well but found it rather difficult. I think a lot of the reviews I read were from people who just expected way too much out of this type of guide.
Heres the link to the one I got.
being able to move the bench has turned out to be its greatest feature. i can move it to the wall and get my car in the garage in case of inclement weather. i can move it outside for some air and sun.
I used <strong>These</strong>
You can also opt for this type of caster:
Workbench Caster kit 4 Heavy Duty Retractable Casters with 4 Spring Lock Quick Release Mounting Plates to Quickly Attach/Remove or Switch Casters from a Workbench to a Cabinet, Stand or a Machine. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TJ7VX62/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_B15dFbKHZ476V
They install to the side and lift your table to roll away. No cutting down needed, but they stick out the sides a little. They come with a mountable plate so you can actually remove the wheels if you’re going to set the workbench in place for a while.
Edit: Shop around for ones that you feel
Comfortable with. Rockler sells a set of these and they get high ratings, but the removable plate is sold separately and they’re also more costly.
Thanks! I went with the Yost M9WW. All in all, I've been really pleased with it. I think it's normally about $100 but I managed to get it onsale on Amazon for $70. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SIQ1DDG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
amazon got them. Stanley 0-10-958
less than a coffee at starbucks (under 10$)
I used these wheels on my very heavy bench and they are fantastic. Only issue is adding the extra height to an existing bench.
Here ya go. This is what I got and very happy with them. There appears to be various models also.
Mobile tool bases exist commercially that are made to mount floor standing tools on. They typically either have little feet that you put up and down, or wheels on one side so you tip the tool to move it. WEN makes one.
Top of your head to the top of the drill press sounds reasonable. Should put your eye level close to the level of the drill chuck. That's about where my drill press is mounted and I like it. If anything I'd move it a little lower, looking down at what you're drill helps align everything.
>Low and mid-grade power tools are made for carpentry, not woodworking.
As I was going to post this on a sub, I actually wasn't quite sure if a workbench is considered carpentry or woodworking. And then I remembered the workbench sub...
As a handtool user, what kind of saw do you use to cut a 2x4? I've been using this Japanese hand saw, which I acquired for free: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B4JT9RBV/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I tried using the jigsaw to crosscut the 2x4 and the cut was very uneven. This was partly due to not having the proper clamps and no guide.
Update to a couple of the questions that have been asked.
It weighs ~1,110 lbs
The cost in today's steel market is ~1,900 USD
Casters Amazon Link
I use this stool from Amazon. About $100. I replaced the casters with urethane ones so it rolls better. I got rid of a vintage steelcase chair in favor of a stool because the chair arms were always getting in the way. I didn’t want something nice because I glue and paint, etc., in the area.
Here’s the frame I used. It’s decent quality with great casters. I bought it on Amazon vs direct because of getting 5% back. 😂
Garage Workbench Table Frame with Casters - 20" Depth - 56" Back Support Bar - Black - 34" to 40" Height Adjustable - by BenchPro https://www.amazon.com/dp/B095MM92YP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_4MWJYYBVJCS2GW35ZVSF?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Here you go: Akro-Mils 10144, 44 Drawer Plastic Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet, 20-Inch W x 6.37-Inch D x 15.81-Inch H, Black https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B003P2UOCO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_SP20Y3PNR5ASBY7Q4CGF?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I used something like this, can’t find the exact ones that I used though 3 inch Swivel Caster Wheels,Heavy Duty Plate Casters with Safety Brake Total Capacity 1000lbs (pack of 4) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085ZNL3KW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_AGBWDNV0EH0KBZE5S4QM
Thank you! Amazon, actually. It's usually called Moxon vise hardware. Here you go: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084HK7B57/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_F7S4B2P2KPEDQJ2SVTJW
It only opens a little right now. I'm considering thinning the jaw down a bit more, so that will widen it. Also, I'm only using this for like edge planing, cutting end joints, etc. I'll have a full blown quick release vise at the opposite end of the bench.
For holding everything I will agree it’s perfect. I have a ton of stuff underneath so works well for that. I made mine 7 years ago and still use it so while I complain about the size I obviously haven’t changed it haha.
About the feet, why do you want it to not move? Mine is one wheels so I can move it in and out of the garage, even brought it down the street to my friends to help with stuff. You can also get casters that lift up like these if you’re worried about stability
DOZAWA Workbench Stepdown Caster, 600 Lbs Set of 4 Durable Heavy Duty Steel, All Steel Construction Urethane Wheels [New Version] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082781T4S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_TC0CR1V6KHBMZ6Y41NAV?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I use a few things. For bigger sheet, tube, and bar stock it goes out back behind the garage, the smaller stuff is sorted in plastic bins like these:
I have 4 of them in the shop, 2 tall stacks on a cart and 2 smaller ones under my electronics table.
Custom base I welded up myself. Used these casters and leveling feet in one:
WBD WEIBIDA Leveling Casters Set of 4 with Adjustable Handle Design, 360 Degree Swivel castors, Heavy Duty Retractable Caster for Workbench, Machine Equipment, Furniture, Total Capacity of 2200 Lbs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08PVFLFSR/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_27N6WTVSA7TBRBS9GM42?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I use these two things which are inexpensive and perfect for organizing a multitude of things.
Storage cabinet and Utility boxes
SOLEJAZZ Workbench Caster kit 880 LBS Capacity 3" Heavy Duty Retractable Workbench Caster All Steel Construction Urethane Wheels, Bonus Install Template, Pack of 4 https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B087PSWWXM/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_K6K98WKGTGJNXTHRTHSA?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Yep, simple, not expensive. Work fine.
It’s just upside down because I haven’t drilled the extra dog holes yet.
It’s this one:
Woodworking Planing Stop 3/4 inch (19mm) Dog Hole
You should look into some retractable casters like these: https://www.amazon.com/SPACEKEEPER-Workbench-Caster-kit-Retractable/dp/B07QRH8VS2
Having the bench sit directly on the floor when in use, rather than on wheels (even locked ones) will do wonders for the stability
3d printed brackets my wife got me for Christmas. All of my power tools are being help up with them, they are lovely! Something like the below, not sure exactly which ones she got me. Was nice to get them all out of the drawers.
This could be a solution. There's a couple different styles of these. Load them up and keep them under the table. Then when you need the space they can be rolled out from under to provide leg space and additional work surfaces. Likely would require a large office chair mat.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004I3ZRQM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - seems like price shot up - it was $90 with tax when I bought it a couple years ago.
I have these
SHOPLED 8FT LED Shop Light Fixture, 72w 9360 Lumens 6000K Cool White,High Output Tube Light, Double Sided V Shape T8 Integrated 8 Foot Led Bulbs for Cooler, Garage, Warehouse, Clear Cover 4 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076B96TZ6/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_WDZ4V063HGG91Q8HMFQZ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
They work out to be about $20 for a 8 foot light.
They are very nice and bright.
D&L 5 Inch Plate Casters Wheels 1800lbs Heavy Duty Casters with Brake Polyurethane Dual Locking Casters Set of 4 Orange DL-I5-001 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y1KVHZ8/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_a_BH6HFGGEMVHD5XRSR73V
Just got these on Amazon and they are as good as any other. 48'' T-Tracks for Woodworking, ZOKMOK 4 Pack Predrilled Universal T Track, Fine Sandblast Red Anodized, Sturdy and Durable Aluminum T Track Kit, Comes with 7 x 5/8'' Flat Head Screws https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08WQ45JTL/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_T7Y2718CBCRFPWTEG4PG?psc=1
Personally I went with adjustable leveling casters. This lets me roll the workbench around when I want, but have it securely set down and leveled when I don't.
Use some adjustable leveling feet. That gives you the option of moving it and releveling. These are pretty simple: OwnMy Heavy Duty Adjustable Leveling Feet Hexagon Nuts Lock Furniture Legs Levelers for Furniture, Table, Cabinets, Workbench, Shelving Units and More https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PDKZ1H2/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_MYF7J5TX6ES69T6ZQYGW
After watching a bunch of YouTube videos and searching on Amazon, I ended up with the ones linked below. I can tell you the color temp and their CRI claims are accurate. Fantastic lights for the price.
It destroyed my cunt. Just kidding.
I had to undergo chelation therapy which wasn't the end of the world, but wasn't pleasant. It isn't very effective against chromium. I ended up with some minor respiratory damage. However, I was at the WTC on Sept 11th when the towers came down (I had been working at a nearby jobsite, and we had gone up to offer our help to FDNY) and that did a much worse job on my lungs. I worked on the clean-up for several months but was always careful to wear a proper respirator after the first day.
Awesome! I’d recommend getting some shop lighting. I put these in my garage, and they are awesome!
I used these: https://www.amazon.com/Friho-Hardware-Bearing-Extension-Available/dp/B07J6RYRXK/?th=1
but the price of these has skyrocketed (like 50% more) since I bought them in August. They are great though: full extension, very smooth, and have a nice little click-into-close feature
Amazon: 2” Caster Wheels,Set of 4,Heavy Duty Swivel Casters with Brake, Safety Dual Locking and No Noise Polyurethane (PU) Wheels,Swivel Plate Castors(20 Screws & 20 Washers&1 Screwdriver for Free) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BR8BFDF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_CYR9FHDCC0TDR82J8W5M?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
The one I bought is marked as currently unavailable, but maybe this will give you a place to start looking. Thor Group HTC7215W 72" Wide 15 Drawer Stainless Steel Anti-Fingerprint Tool Chest with Work Station, Brown https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01067885A/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_DY2T5GY044BV1QR9DW43?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Architectural Scale Ruler, Imperial Measurements 12'', Laser-Etched Aluminum Architect Triangular Ruler Black for Architects, Students, Draftsman, and Engineers by Mveohos https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P5Q6835/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_6YVV8EPYR60YXJSTVEVC?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
The three sides have different scales.
I use fence clamps. https://www.amazon.com/Rockler-Universal-Fence-Clamps/dp/B001DSZFMG. I put heat shrink around the L that goes through the hole. It gives a ton of grip so they dont shift, and the hard edges dont dig into the board below. Mine are rockers from their store, cheaper than amazon.
I got them on Amazon. Added some ½” square tube steel to connect them. Makes it a lot easier to raise and lower them.
Thanks! Spent a lot of timing planning the table saw to make sure it worked well. You can get the legs off of Amazon
Thanks. Got the wheels on Amazon, but there are other options out there. Some are removable, which is good for those who need them out of the way for practical or aesthetic reasons.
Totally agree. I put some 6500k 4’ LED Strips in my shop and it’s awesome. For the rest of my basement I put these in. I like these a lot because they have a switch on them and you choose what color light you want.
A little more money, but you won’t buy the wrong color and be blinded or finding them too dim.
Newhouse Lighting 4FT T5 Light Fixture LED Shop Light 20W w/Selectable CCT, 2000 Lumens, 2700/4100K/5000K, Utility Ceiling Lights Linkable for Garage and Under Cabinet, (4-Pack) (NHT5-4FTCCT-4) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08DDHHBF5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_8AX5E2Y1384ZAZXH4EFX?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
You need some workbench casters, which will let it sit on the floor whenever you don't want to move it (not necessarily these, just an example): https://www.amazon.com/Eapele-Workbench-Retractable-Capacity-360%C2%B0Rotation/dp/B086G52ZV2/
I want to put something like this behind mine
With a gate and then just brush it into the hole every so often.
I used to be a draftsman......had plenty of these. You can find them on Amazon for cheap https://www.amazon.com/Templates-Measuring-Geometry-Geometric-Painting/dp/B08SQBJ6P9/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=drafting+circle+template&qid=1617547089&sr=8-4
Thanks! I did a little bit of drawer organization using basic organizers from Amazon and similar one-piece organizers from Harbor Freight. It's not perfect but it's easy and better than nothing. I am thinking about making some pegboard organizers, but I'm lazy and will probably just plan on doing it "some day" until I die. There's nothing more permanent than a temporary solution...
The white boxes are remote control outlets. I have one remote to control the lights, shop vac, belt sander, drill press, etc. My belt sander and drill press are hand held versions, but mounted to work bench with with switch always on.
Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Outlet Light Switch... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DQELHBS/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glt_i_5NST7SFHRPWBW7VCZCA7?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I was going to say, you can get these for half that price on Amazon. I got these and my table is very heavy.
It has an auto start outlet that you plug your power tool into. When you start the tool, the vac comes on automatically.
Fein Turbo I
No the same as mine mount to the wall, but I found Kayak/Snowboard hangers with 100 lb.. capacity on Amazon. They mount on the wall and work great! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B083FT4642/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Any 3M respirator will do. Here is an example:
Important: A Saw Stop will save you from cutting your fingers off, but it can't save you from kickback accidents.
I just got some cheapish ones from Amazon and they work really good so far. I was afraid if I got regular casters the bench would move too much when I didn't want it to, so these are perfect.
Keep at it. You are doing great, and it gets much easier over time.
I can cut with a skillsaw (circular-saw) better than many can with a table saw, but it wasn't a natural thing; I sucked at it completely when I first started. I've just done it so much now that when I make a cut, it is mostly just action without thought.
Drawers come easier also. Since you have Kraig stuff, you may want to check out their drawer stuff too. It makes it way easier to install the slides and pulls.
Overcoming the challenges of woodworking is part of the fun after you get into it. Once you have those skills, you will never lose them.
You are off to a great start!
I use one of these outdoor deck boxes as a workbench for most of my sawing, or anything else generally messy.
Keter Westwood 150 Gallon Resin Large Deck Box-Organization and Storage for Patio Furniture, Outdoor Cushions, Garden Tools and Pool Toys, Brown https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HDPY7RG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_mVJ2Fb05MGV0S
I would not recommend it for hammering or super heavy workpieces, but it is strong enough for me use my bench hook for planing boards or using my draw knife to remove bark.
I also use it as a safe surface area for paint and stain drying.
Overall, it is weather proof, which is great, provides storage, and is relatively sturdy compared to some of the similar competing models.
Amazon link to wall control metal pegboards
They come in horizontal or vertical styles to go with other wall control products. I really like their power drill tool rack you can see on the far left.
i got these and they work great. ive got a few different sets from different brands. theyve all worked well.
It’s not great. But I just ordered one of these to try
LZHOME LED Garage Lights, Deformable LED Garage Ceiling Lights 9000 Lumens, 82W CRI 80 Led Shop Lights for Garage, Adjustable Garage Lights, Led Garage Lighting (No Motion Activated) (1-Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VT6WR1Z/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabt1_w2pWFbS2Z8NAV
I don’t have a specific mat recommendation, but get a heavily padded fatigue mat. It’ll make a big difference on how long you want to work on a hobby.
I have no experience with this specific mat, but maybe something like this:
Also gotta get a sound system to work to, those are my two big quality of life upgrades!
There are many clamping and holding systems. Don’t get stuck on one option. I’ve bought these and they work well, even with 1” top:
Bundle Taytools 468631 Pack of 4 Each 3/4 x 2-1/4 Inches Bench Dogs Hold Downs for Workbenches, Anodized Aluminum, Side Springs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FRLZ9H3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_NmXPFbV126XNN?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
But there are many others.
After having to clean up one-too-many drips, I started using rosin paper under glue-ups. Amazon link , but you can get at any big hardware store. Have had the same roll for at least a year now.
Whelp, Amazon again for the wheels. Spacecare workbench casters kit . I didnt want to put any on but these work really well so far. I don't move the bench a lot but the few times I have were no issue. Getting them down and up was not an issue either and I'm guessing you can tell that the bench has a little bit of heft to it. I also like that I can remove the main body of the caster when I don't need it on there with the simple pin pull mechanism.
The legs themselves are a meaty 5 1/2" x 4 1/2". They are 3 laminated boards each.
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I just installed these on my workbench today. They seem to be well built and roll well, but I was still able to push the bench around with them locked. I don't do many projects that impart significant lateral force so I'm not too concerned. Good casters especially for the price.
It’s a triple monitor arm, I just removed one arm when I downsized to one screen. The MacBook is on an anazonbasics laptop vesa tray
VIVO Black Triple Monitor Adjustable Desk Mount, Articulating Tri Stand Holds 3 Screens up to 24 inches (STAND-V003Y) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B078K23CFF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fab_WcWEFbKKT6NA5
French cleats are a nicer way to go, but definitely more work than a pegboard. If you go the pegboard route make sure to by the thicker hooks (like these https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IT2NOQS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_upNyFb6BSCQTM). They won't fall out of the pegboard every time you pull a tool off.
Looks great but I am not sure what the ESD properties of Formica are. You can get small ESD mats for very little money.
These are WS2812B's powered by an external power supply and controlled with an Arduino Uno. Going to migrate over to an ESP32 and use Home Assistant so I can control them from my phone. Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CDTEJBG/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_NtqpFbXC04JKQ
To use the crochet, I have to open up the leg vise. If you have to choose just one, I would suggest the leg vise. I have also seen some removable crochet designs that look pretty interesting (google "workbench removable crochet").
I don't have a material list, but it's all from the Christopher Schwartz "Workbenches" book (which is excellent - a ton of good information in addition to several workbench plans)
Barrina LED Shop Light, 4 ft... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NZCXZK6?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
These lights would work fantastic for your shed, they do in mine!! I only used 6, my shop is 12x16, and they’re more than enough!!
It's a standard pegboard that I spray painted with a Rust-oleum metallic paint (because I had it from an old project lol). Eventually, I want to upgrade it to these galvanized metal board. The accessories are just these and they're alright but nothing ground breaking.
Ya the Festool clamps are made by Bessey. Totally understand on waiting to figure out what works for you. I just mention it because even though the vast majority of Festool is out of my price range, the two quick clamps plus DIY MFT have been invaluable. With just the two clamps I can clamp pretty much anything. Bessey also makes a non-ratchet version thats about half the price, at least in the US: Bessey GTR16B6 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013UNUO1I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_nWIjFbJCNK29S
Btw I’m a total amateur woodworker but I love Marius’ channel, some great stuff on there!